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Man Buys 100 Generators for Hurricane Victims in Bahamas

Wants to be anonymous, preferring the focus be on the victims of Dorian.

A man walked into a Costco store in Florida Wednesday and spent nearly $50,000. But here's the punch line: none of the items were for him.

Instead, the 100 generators -- at $450 each -- and loads of other necessities were headed to the Bahamas, destined for the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco which have been hard-hit by hurricane Dorian. "About 100 generators and a truckload of food and chainsaws are all going over by boat on Thursday to Marsh Harbour in The Bahamas," a farmer from Jacksonville told CNN . "It's terrible, and I'm sure you've seen the photos."

100 generators, headed to the Bahamas.

Another guy who was buying a generator at the same time saw the man's good deed, took a couple of pictures, and posted them to his Facebook page, where it was shared far and wide. "All I could do was shake his hand and thank him! There still are good people in the world!" said Alec Sprague on his Facebook page .

The shipment will include chainsaws and non perishable food.

The man didn't want anyone to publicize his name, saying he wanted the focus to be on helping people affected by the hurricane, not on him.

"It's important that we help each other out. It's better than just sitting there. You see a need and you fill it."

CNN says Errol Thurston, a local Bahamian and longtime friend of the Good Samaritan is a boat captain who runs a guide service in Marsh Harbour, which is on Abaco. Thurston said he had a network of friends and fellow boaters he would use as connections to help and get the supplies back home to the Bahamas.

(Images: Alec Sprague Facebook page , Errol Thurston Facebook page )

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